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the vote. he says, what if somebody who really doesn't like washington, like maybe their son got overlooked for promotion or some thing. washington had dirty anointed items as a vice presidential possibility. they say what if everybody votes for adam, but a few disgruntled souls strawberry vote from washington, what will happen? atoms will sneak through the presidency. so he writes letters to people in six of the 11 state. we need to throw with seven or eight those for adam. to insure against this possible. not isn't he the guy who said there's no intrigue and somehow it is secure. how could they deluded themselves to doing not? look, they're tired and want to move on, not the intuitive definition is like in entries like people whispering in the corridors of european courts and they don't even entertain the notion that entry can happen through the mail over a period of time and political interests might develop some people might focus around one candidate or another. this just doesn't occur to them or at least they don't ask the hard questions. so anyway, meanwhile the presidency is now the
. people care and increasingly so and so this morning "the washington post" has convened a stellar group of cyber experts to highlight the issue. the vulnerability is out there with a whole game of talking about stronger defense. let me welcome now a person steeped in cyber, a member of president obama's gemmer circle, psychiatry homeland security janet napolitano. [applause] she's going to give a few remarks of the podium and then we are going to sit down for discussion and welcome your questions as well. and along with running americas homeland security department come and the whole range of responsibilities from terrorism to natural disasters, and i just always loved to mention this that before coming to washington, she of course was the governor of arizona. she chaired the national governors' association, and she was the very first female valedictorian at the university before she got her doctorate. i love that. miss napolitano. >> good morning everybody. i thought i would do is give you a little update on the storm in part because as mentioned, disaster response is one of the key el
coming back to washington do. the first thing i think this afpak resolution has not worked, because as many people will say, pakistan is in many ways more critical. afghanistan is important but pakistan is more critical because there are points in afghanistan that makes the u.s. life more difficult. so i think afpak has not worked and in some ways it was a designation that nature that we did not equate india with pakistan. india so far off the tracks and i don't think there is any question anymore but i think afpak has not worked in to look at pakistan -- is not going to make it. one of the things that needs to happen is to look at it more in a regional district where of course the relationship remains very critical and important. there i think it is time that the united states try and at least broker a resolution at the long festering issue and that is the international border between pakistan and afghanistan. it is difficult to make the point when the u.s. withdraws that pakistanis should stay on this side. if the government recognizes the existing border as the international bord
the first national sponsor of the institute and we have our first real washington event in this very room five years ago. back then, we had 35, maybe 50 people. are most devout acolyte, maybe people who want to get our mission out to. little did we know many months ago that the electorate would have taken an about-face last week on what seemed to be a relentless march. they keep denying is one aspect of our fundamental civil rights so here we are tonight with a capacity crowd. thank you all for coming out. and here i am introducing my dear friend the chief executive director and to thank him for his contribution to what i hope is that glorious new era for the lgbt community. clearly chuck williams created the williams institute but without brad's vision, passion and talent, he could never have executed it. [inaudible] [laughter] my dear friend who is on the council, we have been attending these founders council meetings for years. brad would take that out his organizational chart and say how can we build a think-tank to rival our opponents? how do i do it in a way that has real data and s
in dc. no one in this room would send their kid randomly to a school in washington dc. he would move and go to a private school. but you would not just a that i am i'm down with that. on the other hand, whose kids go to the schools in new york? they were called other people's children. as long as we send other peoples children to schools that we won't send their own children into, shame on us. the way out of that is choice. [applause] you think about k-12 versus postsecondary, we have a lot of problem with postsecondary. people from all over the world come to america to look at her postsecondary schools. nobody looks at her k-12 systems. they are not a monopoly provider. we are going to continue to hobble along. the third thing i think is a word about it for the first time when i was trying to take a broken system and create an effective system. we have to empower teachers and engage our students and change the whole process. neither do those things is important. [applause] >> we are looking at the whole question of education and security. what is your sense of the proper place for l
in washington, this is an hour and 20 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> why don't we go ahead and begin. good morning everybody. i and a senior fellow at the bipartisan policy center and more relevant a former member of congress from the great state of kansas. all of us who are former members think back nostalgically about her last campaign and what it was like and how we relate to these kinds of things personally and i know both tom and martin have great stories to tell and we are fortunate to have too two great, effective and insightful and intelligent former members here and john fortier will moderate this panel and talk about the elections. i just want to make a couple of comments, taking the prerogative of the chair since i did serve in the house for 18 years. john fortier and i were on a panel this saturday for foreign diplomats about the american election and most of the campaign discussion was about obama and romney. somebody afterwards asked me, he said, there was no discussion of the congressional races. does it matter in america who was elected to cong
graduated from university of minnesota and obtained a ph.d. in geography from the university of washington. innative of wisconsin, he's the 17th president of penn state and planning to step down in 2014. no doubt, much of his time in the next two years will be dealing with the fallout from the scandal and restorying penn state's reputation. please join me in welcoming rodney ericson to the national press club. [applause] >> well, good afternoon, thank you president warner, if the for the flexibility given the weather challenges of the week. i'm honored to be here, your appreciation for the penn state and higher education. we need your continued engagement. again, thank you for joining us. thank you for bringing along the penn state cookies. [laughter] according to google news, there's over 45,000 stories about penn state and sandusky. you've written them. you've read them. i imagine that most of you have formed an opinion about penn state and our actions over the last year. beyond the headlines, there's another reality, one that exists for penn state's 96,000 students, 44,000 full and part
two states here from washington state and from colorado, and in addition to the 17 or 18 that where marijuana is used for medicinal purposes and two states to be used for recreational purposes, and we have pressure from the region joined with pressure and trends and shift in public opinion within the united states, which i think contributes an adds to greater pressure on the administration at the national level to rethink its policy and drugs, clearly having a negative effect or perceived to having negative effects in terms of crime and violence and corruption in many countries in latin america. here, again, i think the obama administration would probably say that there's some things to move forward on the issue, talking about shared responsibility, but i think despite changes in the discourse, the elements of the policy have been pretty unchanged until now, but this, again, this opens some possibilities. the reaction in mexico will be critical where this goes, and president-elect will be here at the end of the month, and i'm sure this got attention in the mexican press and commenta
to health care and the annual national lawyer's convention in washington, d.c. hosted by the federalist society. the topic is the future of constitutional law and the supreme court. this is just over half an hour. >> good morning, for the first address today, we welcome a man who is no stranger to hard work. raised in ad 340est household, learned the value of money, hard work, and traditional values, and this guided his pursuit of the american dream ever since. after earning the ged from smu, worked in the largest law firm specializing in health care manners. later, in founding the hospital corporation, he established what has become the largest for-profit health care conglomerate in the nation. they employee over 199,000 people, that's job creation, of course. [applause] it provides quality health care to millions of people, but he didn't rest there. they have also worked with a group calledded world vision to provide primary health care, a primary health care system in kenya, and he upheld the commitment to the people of florida emphasizing the importance of accountability, ran the ca
confidence men: wall street, washington, and the education of a president." the atlantic, aspen institute, and the newseum hosted the forum. >> we have one titled "why did he win and why did he lose"? it was about obama, and now the title is "how did he win?" we have three authors of excellent books about president obama, john alter, ron suskind, and draifd maraniss who will be interviewedded by a great biographer, and my former editor, walter isakson, and asked the question what is he really like? >> and where is the profile? >> yeah. it's only laptop. i'll get it to you after this is over. walter, thank you. >> margaret, thank you, thank you, all, great to be here. [applause] david, for those who can't figure out which is wish, david, jonathan, and that's ron. the next book -- in fact, starting in the middle with john. talking about -- i can say your title; right? >> well, it would be the first time, but that's all right. >> breaking news here. those who like the fall can,s things fall apart, his book is "the center holds" which is about this election. what is it in your first book abou
of you understand how washington talks about cuts. nobody's talking about a cut. they are talking about a reduced rate of growth. it's not the way you cut. where the republicans get attacked by people is to say, oh, you want big cuts. they just want a lower rate of increase. if it's done in a way that doesn't have disciplines or doesn't change the law almosts feel they have been taken to the cleaner again. you can get a deal here, but that's back to trent's point. in the american political system, there's interest in the senate, frankly, boehner's serious about doing something, cantor, worried about looking like an obstructionist, but it won't work if the president doesn't lead. he has to set the course in the system. you saw that in the 80s and any part of legislation that i was a part of. >> on the one hand, you used the word "opportunity," and we see the ceos in the room say they are investing and hiring in the united states, but they are also remarkably more worried than europe and other problems we've talked about about -- >> what is that telling you -- >> it's consistent. >> this
in the senate, which is contrary to what anybody in washington, i think, thought, even as late as labor day. we know the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you no precinct returns from florida. i'd like to spend more time on why this is happened, and what that means for us going forward. first, i share the admiration all around for president obama's campaign team. they were tech nickically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. they planned it. they executed it. every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed, got out and got them. they began weeks before election day banking favorable votes in states where they had already had people on the ground preplabbed to produce. again, technically, a superb operation, one to set the standard for future campaigns and now you identify your voters, encourage them to turn out, and perhaps some people think by the fourth or fifth visit or phone call verging on harassment to turn themçó out, t it worked. the point i want to make beyond that, howev
, and welcome to the washington substitute. i'm rob, the executive director, and i'm delighted to see all of you here today. i think the interest in foreign policy in the wake of our presidential election is certainly evident by the remotely standing crowd we have here today. we are now already into the process of transition, transition even with the same president, transitions are the most fluid and receptive moments in the are presidential cycle to impact the policy process, and so i'm -- i take it as a good sign there's so much interest in the foreign policy process by your presence here today. now, i think that the transition from a first to a second obama administration may, of course, begin the day after an election, but it doesn't end on inauguration day. this process is going to continue for some time. as the president's new or old team takes shape and where as necessary, seeks con fir nation, goes through reassessment, definition of priorities and opportunities and as other issues, domestic issues, the fiscal cliff, for example, impacts foreign policy, and let's not forget as the world
, but you don't think of how they became where they were. marshall was with washington in valley forge. he behaved heroically in a number of engagements. he was there to the fact that jefferson did not participate in that enterprise. i'm on a detour, but madison because he wrote the constitution would be my favorite. >> what has pleasantly surprised you the most since joining the supreme court? >> if i could take two things, first, how serious the institution is in the conference room. in the conference room with the supreme court, which is right off of my office behind the courtroom, there's one big table. we have on one side, all the published opinions of the supreme court. on the other side, all of the statutes that congress has passed. no one is allowed in there during the institutions other than the justices, and so although i have been litigating before the supreme court for 20 years, i had no idea what went op there. you can imagine how i felt going in there for the first time. i was -- they had been together for 11 years, no new justices. i was the youngest in the room. certainly t
significant decisions and my freedom is not quite the same here in washington. [laughter] that is probably one of the biggest adjustments i had. i realize it did not have completed tom and me but i knew that but it took me a while to really understand it. i think the real challenges that we have is that we have this large organization that has to go through some very significant change and it's about some of the things -- same things they faced, but a vision of change and how you implement change. in iraq we had to implement a change signing a security agreement, surge, signing an agreement and going into stability operations. we are going through that same kind of changed now so it's about having the right vision and how you implement change using your leadership and getting by incent communicating the change you want to make into me that is critical as we go forward. we have spent a lot of time, the secretary and i've spent a lot of time on internally making sure we communicate where we want to go and it has not been necessary difficult but something we have had to take on and we will have t
the pictures? there we go. >> the story was we were there. that was the second g-20 after the one in washington. gordon brown helped -- tell the next g-20 in april that the london -- hled the next 6-20 in spril in london. we went out to abbey road. the wife said we should go knock on the door and see if we can get a toure. that is what they did. we knocked on doors. they give is a great toure -- gave us a great tour, including studio 2 where the beatles recorded all their stuff. they bought out all these pianos and keyboards. i fooled around on after probably 20 minutes. my disappointment was when i left, the presented me with a cd that was recording what i was doing. if i had known that, i wouldn't try to actually play something and do it well but i was just fooling around. >> >> he worked his way up and went to harvard law school and then one of his brothers emigrated out west to illinois to galena, where the mining industry was at its heyday. he arrived after a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train and arrived in steamboat in this muddy mining town, order themselves in a log cabin
read papers were very anxious that when george washington understands the tuition they really are not lawyers in the public. >> it's true they are different. >> let's now talk about -- >> the other point that i was trying to make is that these are public but they are also state universities, and they have public obligations to the states. and so, they do maintain lowest possible cost to the state residents. to students from outside of the state for whom they receive no money from california were from china they are private institutions coming and yet the actual costs are much less than most other private institutions, but you have to understand and i think that we try to explain we are really only truly publicly financed for our in-state students and that's where our priorities are in keeping the low-cost from out of state we will provide you with the opportunity to attend but we are a private institution to you folks. we are competing to you as a pile that institution. is that we need to think about where the report fits into this and we talked about that often that we have n
-old retired history professor at washington university who watched a youth account of soldiers coming back from the first iraq war who were having trouble getting their footing in the economy. he wrote at that time we had a shortage of people teaching in urban schools particularly people of color and put two and two together and it's turned out to be a spectacular program to help people get a foothold in a new kind of career and better income than they have when they entered their first career. so many of these individuals are people who went to the military because few other opportunities existed for them. i wrote about a woman who was an assistant principal who had gone into the air force because she couldn't afford college. she was the daughter of sharecroppers. she ended up getting a doctorate in education. i think in many ways we cannot only help people move into the second act of purpose to help them move up the ladder as well at this point. i would like to see us do these things in part because we have so many people who are at this juncture because time is awkward, because it will
unbelievable that the general public is so disgusted with washington. we look at what's going on at the highest level of paramilitary and the situation during the 21st century we've got a food and drug administration to make that state pharmacy board the sub and the this can happen is almost beyond belief. it makes me think back to what president reagan said in reference to the russians in their nuclear stop file to trust but verify. and that's the responsibility of this oversight and investigations subcommittee on energy and commerce. trust but verify. we are not trusting today as you can tell from a line of questioning. and we shouldn't be. that judge in the previous panel talk about contribution to society in the great state of tennessee and his life was lost, but a vicious one how many? were talking about far too many people. so i was just in my last second asked you, dr. hamburg and maybe dr. smith to comment as well, do you think that the fda needs because of this develops a sudden high price change the law so that you are ever succeeds you have says broad authority over the compounding p
weren't released when washington dealt with the whiskey rebellion, he said to alexander hamilton, they went out to stop the rebellion, they were just citizens. so i would just say that is what i feel about that. mr. president, i'd like to call up -- set aside the pending business and call up amendment number 3009. the presiding officer: is there objection? the senator from michigan. mr. levin: repeat the question. mr. sessions: i would like to set aside the pending amendment and call up amendment numbered 3009. i understand it would not be voted on tonight, but i just thought i would like to get it pending. mr. levin: i wonder if the senator would speak on it without calling it up. without calling it up. i wonder if the senator would speak to the amendment without calling up the amendment. mr. sessions: i would be glad to if the chairman thinks that it won't be a problem calling it up at a later date. will he support me in that? mr. levin: i hope not. i don't even know what's in the amendment, but we're trying to accommodate a process where everybody is going to have a chance hop
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